Deputies take physical fitness test

Motorists on state Route 222 this week may have noticed several Sheriff’s deputies running zig zags and jumping over walls in front of the county jail.

The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office held its annual deputy fitness test this week. Sheriff A.J. Rodenberg said he started the program during his first term in office to encourage his deputies to stay in shape and prepare them for their duties.

“We’ve been doing it for about 12 years,” Rodenberg said. “It ensure the deputies have a basic level of physical fitness.”